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Puppetmaster, The

Alternative title
Hsimeng Rensheng
Synopsis
Based on the memoirs of Li Tianlu, who appears as himself, this story follows the life of Taiwan’s most famous puppeteer and is the history of Taiwan life from 1909 to 1945. Includes several long, unbroken extracts from Li’s puppet shows.
Language
English
Country
Taiwan
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 137 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Sale; 1995 sale: £15.99 (inc VAT)
Notes
Reviewed by Philip Kemp in ‘Sight and Sound’, Vol 4, No 6 (Jun 94), p51-2.
Documentation
Reviewed Audio Visual Librarian 21 (2)
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Chinese theatre; puppet theatre; Taiwan

Credits

Director
Ho Hsiao-Hsien
Producer
Qju Fusheng
Writer
Hou Xiaoxian; Li Tianlu; Wu Nianzhen; Zeng Yuwen; Zhu Tianwen
Cast
Chen Kuizhong 
Li Tianlu 
Lim Giong 

Production Company

Name

City Films Ltd

Distributor

Name

Electric Pictures

Phone
020 8910 5000
Fax
020 8910 5404
Address
c/o Universal Pictures Video
1 Sussex Place
London
W6 9XS
 

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